Legal Education

Lecturer
Research interests:
Professional Legal Education
Honorary Professor
Research interests:
International Law, Constitutional Law
Senior Lecturer
Research interests:
Civil litigation, Defamation, Freedom of speech, Legal education, Legal History
Senior Lecturer
Research interests:
Experiential Learning, Problem Based Learning, Access to Justice, Rule of Law, Law reform, Domestic Human Rights, Community Development, Professional Legal Education
Lecturer, Migration Law
Research interests:
Immigration Law and Policy, Practicing migration advice, Asian Law, Access to Justice, Human Rights and the Law
Sub-Dean GDLP
Research interests:
Experiential Learning, Wellbeing, Legal Ethics
Professor
Research interests:
Restorative Justice, Legal profession, Legal Ethics, Clinical Legal Education
Associate Lecturer
Research interests:
Online education, Online assessments, Citizenship, European and comparative law
Senior Lecturer
Research interests:
Access to Justice, Historical Injustice, Indigenous Perspectives on Law, Legal empowerment, Rural Issues, Law and development, Social justice, Advocacy, Lawyers and lawyering, Experiential Learning
Associate Professor
Research interests:
Professional Identity Formation, Legal Ethics, Behavioural Legal Ethics, Lawyers and lawyering, Professional Legal Education, Legal profession
Lecturer
Research interests:
Behavioural Legal Ethics, Disputes involving large and/or internationally active corporates, government legal practice
Lecturer
Research interests:
Lawyers and Emotional Intelligence, Digital Learning, Experiential Learning
Lecturer
Research interests:
General Criminal Law, Criminal Justice, Procedure and Sentencing, Federal Criminal Law, Statutory Interpretation
PhD Candidate
Research interests:
Regulatory theory and practice, Penology and human rights, Asian Law, Plain legal language
Senior Lecturer
Research interests:
Critical legal theory, Family law, Problem Based Learning, Wellbeing, Citizenship, Law and Cultural Difference
Professor
Research interests:
Digital Learning, Experiential Learning, Curriculum Design, Problem Based Learning, Legal Identity, Law and Humanities, Professional Identity Formation
Lecturer
Research interests:
Experiential Learning
Associate Professor
Research interests:
General Criminal Law, Criminal Justice, General Human Rights Law and Policy, Wellbeing, Anti-Discrimination Law and Policy
PhD Candidate
Professor
Research interests:
General Human Rights Law and Policy, Anti-Discrimination Law and Policy, Access to Justice and Legal Empowerment of the Poor, Rural Issues, Experiential Learning, Legal Ethics
Lecturer
Research interests:
Experiential Learning, Student Cultural Backgrounds
Senior Lecturer
Research interests:
Experiential Learning, Professional Identity Formation, Access to Justice, Clinical Legal Education, Family law, family violence, Legal profession
Senior Lecturer
Research interests:
Labour Law, Rural Issues, Gender, Gender law
Lecturer
Research interests:
Wellbeing, Legal Ethics, Therapeutic Jurisprudence, Empirical Legal Research, Behavioural Legal Ethics, Mental Health, Human Rights and the Law, Trauma-informed Lawyering
Professor
Research interests:
Feminist Legal Theory, Anti-Discrimination Law and Policy, The corporatisation of Universities
Education Design Consultant
Research interests:
Digital Learning, Curriculum Design, Problem Based Learning
Lecturer
Research interests:
Intellectual Property Law, Commercial Law, Clinical Legal Education
Associate Lecturer
Research interests:
Teaching of Ethics, Family in migration law, Administrative law
Lecturer
Research interests:
Commercial Law, Consumer Protection Law, Wellbeing

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Mar
2014
Author(s): Margaret Thornton

State disinvestment in higher education has been a notable characteristic of neoliberalism all over the world and the corporatization of universities has been the typical response. It has led to a proliferation of law schools with students paying high fees. Corporatization has also engendered a culture of relentless competition between universities, which manifests itself in league tables and rankings. The pursuit of prestige has compelled law schools to prioritize research over teaching, which poses a dilemma for what is taught and how it is taught. The contradictions of the corporatization thesis are graphically illustrated by the experiences of Australia, which might be described as the canary in the mine shaft. While corporatization plays out differently in decentralized regimes with a substantial private sector, such as the United States, its impact on the legal academy has been similarly profound. The dilemmas posed by corporatization for the legal academy require considered scholarly attention.

Centre: PEARL
Research theme: Legal Education

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